National Weather Service Issues Lightning Warning for Tonight, Tuesday

August 11, 2014 10:00 am · 16 comments


The National Weather Service has issued an advisory that lightning is possible in the eastern parts of the Bay Area Monday night and very early Tuesday morning.

According to weather service officials, the threat is greatest specifically in the far eastern parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Santa Clara counties.

Weather service officials said that there is a low-pressure weather system hovering off the state coastline right now, which typically has created lightning strikes.

Lightning poses a safety risk for people outdoors, and could potentially lead to fires, according to the weather service.

AnotherAnon----- Lightning, followed by thunder; any other time August 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I’d be looking forward to it, but in these times of EXTREME fire hazard, I dread it. It seems the whole of the western US is under seige from forest fires.

Mimi (original) August 11, 2014 at 11:42 AM

If heavy rains accompanied it, it might be entertainment, but, like AnotherAnon, the fire danger far outweighs the entertainment value of the beauty of lightning. Be safe everyone!

ChrisK August 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Got my video camera ready and trained on the light towers at Alhambra high. Anyway, as said above, let’s hope it aint dry lightening. Good news is, if it happens at night and is coolish, humidity, any fire should be seen and knocked down before it spreads too much hopefully. Also lessons from Oak hills, they will be watching for days after a lightening storm for hot spots etc… So they are on this I will bet you.. And not just here, all over the bay Area… Very dry.

ChrisK August 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

btw, here is intell’s satellite loop of what may be coming. Impressive.. Chris

Wet August 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Let it rain big time.

wibbly August 11, 2014 at 1:31 PM

That’s a fast moving storm coming in from the southeast, which is unusual; and a storm coming in from the west. This should be an interesting night if the storms don’t break.

ChrisK August 11, 2014 at 1:44 PM

These are hit and miss type storms. As you watch them develop. They can mushroom and become a downpour, massive storm, or fizzle, or miss.. Very difficult to call.. In 1986 I believe, in Southern Concord Pine Hallow area at least, in mid summer, we had a torrential downpour with lightning and it rained 3 inches in the course of two hours. But very localized. I was there. And it was un freaken believable. For here anyway. New Orleans? Tropics, it happens all the time.. Chris

Dr. Emmett Brown August 11, 2014 at 1:54 PM

It’s global warming!

It's really not all that peculiar August 11, 2014 at 2:32 PM

to have a lightening storm or two every few years or so.

Weather goes in cycles, changes from year to year, its always interesting to see what comes next.

Climate change takes thousands of years, even with man made pollutants. Only a super volcano or a 10 mile wide comet can change the Climate as quickly as the “chicken little” types are spouting.

Yes we should be doing more to clean up pollutants of every kind. If the government was really on the side of the people, it would be supporting science to supply we the people with better, cleaner energy, not looking for more was to punish us into submission.

Chris K August 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Just checked the current satellite.. Looks like it may stay East of us, but you never know.. Could bloom here easy.. ( Sorry, kind of a weather buff and follow the weather like sports. Kind of fun. lol )

Alfred August 11, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I am terrified of the thunder and lightning hope we don’t get it won’t be able to sleep at all. Sleep with the lights on when I know we may get some so cant see the flash and have a pillow over my head.

Shasta Daisy August 11, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Chris K….keep us posted.

Tax August 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I can’t wait and I hope we get rain, lightening and thunder! I love summe storms!

E. Clapton August 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Let It Rain

Chris K August 12, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Forecasting weather is not an exact science. This did not come, but could have. Still lots of interesting things happening , possibilities in the next day/days and week ahead, so stay tuned..

Local Guy August 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Nothing… Thanks Obama!

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